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St. Patrick’s Day Ground Turkey Sheppard’s Pie

1 hour | Yield: 6-8 Servings

A festive twist on the classic comfort food, featuring savory ground turkey, aromatic rosemary, and thyme, topped with creamy mashed potatoes, perfect for celebrating the Irish holiday.


  • 24 oz of quality ground turkey
  • 1 can Progresso French onion soup (strain away 1/2 of the broth)
  • 3/4 of a 1 oz can of peas with pearl onions (or one can of peas and 1/4 cup jarred pearl onions)
  • 2 large carrots diced
  • 2 – 4 oz pkgs of instant buttery mashed potatoes
  • 3 tbs tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 4 oz can of sliced whole mushrooms
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh Soli Organic Rosemary
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh Soli Organic Thyme
  • 3 Tbsp Dried Onion
  • 5 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • ¼ cup shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Add butter to a 8” Cast Iron Pan (deep preferable) on medium heat
  2. Add carrots and cook until soft (about 6 minutes)
  3. Add ground turkey and dried onion and cook thoroughly with carrots
  4. When cooked, spoon in 1/2 can of French onion soup. Note: we will add more later if the pan has enough depth.
  5. Stir in peas and pearl onions, tomato paste, mushrooms, thyme, rosemary, and Worcestershire sauce, and bring to a slow boil.
  6. Stir in flour and allow to thicken for 8 - 10 minutes
  7. While thickening, prepare instant potatoes
  8. If there is still room in your pan, stir in more of the soup (leave no less than half an inch from the top of the pan to avoid overflowing)
  9. Distribute prepared mashed potatoes across the top and smooth with a rubber spatula.
  10. Cook covered with foil in the oven for 35 minutes (put your pan on a cookie sheet to capture any overbubble.
  11. Remove foil, sprinkle cheddar cheese across the potatoes, and cook another 10 - 15 minutes. Contents should be bubbling when done. You may further brown the cheese and potatoes by broiling for 2 to 3 minutes. Keep a close eye on the browning so that it doesn’t burn.
  12. Allow the Sheppard’s Pie to rest for 5 - 10 minutes before serving.